larry-vann

Thursday, December 8th – 8-10 pm
Larry Vann Trio!
Soul jazz funk explosion!!

formerly with Elvin Bishop
 
LARRY VANN ~ Vocalist, Drummer  ~ “Groove Merchant” is the title appointed to this San Francisco Bay Area legend.  Authentic “root music”, music the soul can reach out and touch, the essential substance of his artistic source, is the foundation of this superbly seasoned artist’s own music branding, which fuses the essence of soul-stirring blues, sweet, mellow jazz and genuine soul, R&B and funk.   Mr. Vann has performed with many great artists such as THE WHISPERS, ELVIN BISHOP, CHARLES BROWN, MARTHA REEVES, THE MARVALETTES, CURTIS MAYFIELD AND THE IMPRESSIONS, CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE, BRIAN AUGER and many others and also with his own band for over 30 years. His work with the popular San Francisco Bay Area blues group, RON THOMPSON & THE RESISTORS contributed to the band earning two Bay Area Music Awards (BAMMY). He has also been honored with the Blues Society’s West Coast Hall of Fame, “BLUES DRUMMER OF THE YEAR ” award and The Jazz Institute’s “MAN OF THE YEAR” award.  He has also been honored to serve as a Governor on the governing board of the San Francisco chapter of The Recording Academy® (GRAMMY).
 
formerly with Merl Saunders
 
MICHAEL WARREN ~ VOCALIST, BASS ~
Although Warren considered himself one of the black hippies of the 60s and 70s, his roots run deep into Jazz, Funk and Motown groove.  He has performed and toured with a great spectrum of dynamic artists including MERL SAUNDERS, BB KING, RANDY CRAWFORD, MARIA MULDAUR, BUDDY MILES, THE CRUSADERS, THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND and many others.  The performance venues where he has displayed his talent range from The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, The House of Blues in Chicago, The Fillmore in San Francisco to Carnegie Hall in New York City. 
 

TIM LANDIS ~ GUITARIST ~

with The Glide Change Band

Tim is a veteran guitarist with a repertoire that is unmatched. He knows everything from the classic Motown and Stax rhythms to Frank Sinatra and everything in between.

  A longtime member of the Glide Change Band, performing every Sunday and more.

Tim is a Master player and performer and also a first call studio musician.

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